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Was anything true?

| Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, 9:00 p.m.

Was anything true?

You can keep what health plan you have? Next year, every plan will have to comply with ObamaCare — individual and group plans.

Seniors won't be affected? Already, there are significant reductions in benefits and increased out-of-pocket maximums, and value-added benefits are being cut for Medicare Advantage plans, which are the plans most seniors have in Western Pennsylvania. This is because of major reductions in Medicare reimbursements for private health insurance that replaces original Medicare.

The plans will be more affordable? Based on what has been released and the hype that plans will be cheaper in Western Pennsylvania, we ask: Cheaper than what? The examples of the available plans are a lot more expensive than the plans that were available before ObamaCare.

ObamaCare supporters have said that people are opposed to ObamaCare because they don't like President Obama because he is black. That's a bunch of bunk.

The health care law should have been called the “Pelosi-Reid Act.” Then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in particular drove this act down our throats.

Jim Blair

Rostraver

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